La Trobe University’s Centre for Public Sector Governance, Accountability and Performance (CPSGAP) invites you to attend its Seminar on “Future of the Tax Profession” on Monday 30 November 2015.


The seminar will address a number of points including:

  • Digital transformation of the tax regime especially the introduction of standard business reporting
  • The ATO’s reinvention program and the way it is challenging conventional paradigms of tax administration
  • The parallel changes facing the tax profession and its response to various challenges including, amongst others, digital disruption, offshoring, globalisation and a more informed public
  • The roadmap ahead for change with emphasis on adaptiveness and changing skill sets.

Access the event flyer, here.


Colin Walker ATO La Trobe Business School La Trobe UniversityColin Walker is an Assistant Commissioner in the Tax Practitioner Lodgment Strategy and Compliance Support group of the Australian Taxation Office (the ATO) and is currently responsible for managing the relationship between the ATO and tax practitioners and other intermediaries in the tax and superannuation system.

Colin has previously held a variety of senior roles with the ATO including the development and implementation of significant new legislative programs including the Tax Consolidations regime, the Review of International Tax, the Childcare Rebate, the former Minerals Resource Rent Tax and the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax.

He also has extensive experience with the International Monetary Fund providing in country technical assistance in tax and customs policy and administration in many overseas developing countries.

Mark Morris La Trobe Business School Professor of PracticeMark Morris is a Professor of Practice in Taxation in La Trobe University’s Business School where he teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate taxation and actively contributes to broader industry engagement initiatives between the Business School and the tax profession and other key stakeholders.

Mark also Co-Chairs the ATO’s ‘Future of the Tax Profession 2016’ working group with Colin which comprises senior representatives from the ATO, professional bodies, software developers and practitioners concerning the implementation of the ATO’s standard business reporting initiative.

He has over 30 years experience in senior tax roles in chartered accounting, industry and professional bodies including his former long-term role as Senior Tax Counsel with CPA Australia.


Date: Monday 30 November 2015

Time: 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Venue: Level 20, 360 Collins Street, Melbourne

RSVP: Please respond by Friday 20 November, 5.00pm, via the La Trobe web page.